Culture Night 2015

The National Science and Ecclesiology Museum will join hundreds of cultural institutions around Ireland taking part in Culture Night 2015. The Museum will open from 7.00 pm until 10.00 pm on Friday, 18th September and from 2.00 pm until 6.00 pm on Sunday, 20th September as part of the annual Culture Night celebrations.

The Museum has the largest collection of scientific instruments on public display in Ireland, many of which were manufactured in Ireland in the period 1880-1920. It also houses an important collection of ecclesiastical artefacts including religious vestments, crosses, and altar stones.

Culture Night is an annual event which celebrates art, culture and heritage throughout the island of Ireland.  For more details of events happening in the Kildare region please see: http://www.culturenight.ie/tax_regional_events/Kildare/

 

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Heritage Week at the National Museum of Science and Ecclesiology!

Come and view the largest collection of scientific instruments on public display in Ireland!

Most of this material was manufactured in the Dublin area between 1880 and 1920 and exported all over the world. The Museum is centred around the Rev Prof. Nicholas Callan, inventor of the induction coil. There is also a large collection of ecclesistical items on display and one of only two death masks of Daniel O’Connell. Continue reading